Hong Kong


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Hong Kong

 (hŏng′kŏng′, -kŏng′, hông′kông′, -kông′)
A city and administrative region of southeast China on the coast southeast of Guangzhou, including Hong Kong Island and adjacent areas. Hong Kong Island was occupied by the British during the Opium War (1839-1842) and ceded to them by the Treaty of Nanking (1842). Other portions of the colony were acquired in 1860 and in 1898 by a 99-year lease. Hong Kong reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. It is a major port and a center of international commerce and banking.

Hong Kong

(ˌhɒŋ ˈkɒŋ)
n
1. (Placename) a Special Administrative Region of China, in the south of the country, with some autonomy; formerly a British Crown Colony: consists of Hong Kong Island, leased by China to Britain from 1842 until 1997, Kowloon Peninsula, Stonecutters Island, the New Territories (mainland), leased by China in 1898 for a 99-year period, and over 230 small islands; important entrepôt trade and manufacturing centre, esp for textiles and other consumer goods; university (1912). It retains its own currency, the Hong Kong dollar. Administrative centre: Victoria. Pop: 7 182 724 (2013 est). Area: 1046 sq km (404 sq miles)
2. (Placename) an island in Hong Kong region, south of Kowloon Peninsula: contains the capital, Victoria. Pop: 1 337 800 (2001). Area: 75 sq km (29 sq miles)

Hong Kong

(ˈhɒŋ ˈkɒŋ)
n.
1. a former British crown colony comprising Hong Kong island (29 sq. mi.; 75 sq. km), Kowloon peninsula, nearby islands, and the adjacent mainland bordering SE China: reverted to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. 6,413,000; 404 sq. mi. (1046 sq. km). Cap.: Victoria.
Hong′ Kong′er, Hong′kong′ite, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hong Kong - formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong provinceHong Kong - formerly a Crown Colony on the coast of southern China in Guangdong province; leased by China to Britain in 1842 and returned in 1997; one of the world's leading commercial centers
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Translations
Hong-Kong
Hong Kong
Hongkong
Hongkong
香港

Hong Kong

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[ˌhɒŋˈkɒŋ] nHong-Kong
in Hong Kong → à Hong-Kong
to Hong Kong → à Hong-Kong

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nHongkong nt

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Uncle Mac has a ship just in from Hong Kong, and I thought you would like to go and see it.
Odd smells saluted her nose, and odd sights met her eyes, but Rose liked it all, and played she was really landing in Hong Kong when they glided up to the steps in the shadow of the tall "Rajah.
She was just trying to impress upon her mind that Amoy was two hundred and eighty miles from Hong Kong, when Fun came scuffling back, bearing what she thought was a small sword, till he unfurled an immense fan, and presented it with a string of Chinese compliments, the meaning of which would have amused her even more than the sound, if she could have understood it.
3 " From Hong Kong to Yokohama (Japan), by steamer.
In the middle sixties she had beaten by a day and a half the steam mail-boat from Hong Kong to Singapore.
Bagnet quite fresh and collected--as she would be if her next point, with no new equipage and outfit, were the Cape of Good Hope, the Island of Ascension, Hong Kong, or any other military station.
And presently he mentioned that he had written for some jewel lery, real good jewellery--had written to Hong Kong for it.
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Oasis Hong Kong Airlines said it received its AOC from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Dept.
In the 28 countries reporting SARS cases, the People's Republic of China (PRC), particularly the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Beijing Municipality, reported most of the cases.
Since the chief executive's term of office is five years, this would guarantee a pro-Beijing leader in charge of Hong Kong through 2012 and greatly aid the Communists in consolidating control over the independent-minded people of Hong Kong.
In addition, Asia is the home of a number of significant financial and banking centers, including Hong Kong.